Is hiring a fitness coach a waste of time?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3rd, 2009 by Greg


Sometimes we feel like we can conquer the world on our own and that’s great. But a true achiever seeks assistance from other experts.

The best of champions in sports, business, and life all need coaches, so why don’t the average person who desires to hit a health and fitness goal not need one? Here are a few issues that ly in the way of hiring a coach:

  1. Can be intimidating
  2. Great coaches are expensive
  3. Time issues may occur
  4. Don’t know where to start in looking for a coach
  5. Friends and loved ones keep telling me I don’t need a fitness coach
  6. They tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear

Those excuses are issues tend to pop up when looking for a solution to your challenges. Well hiring a coach is the last component of designing a program when it comes to truly achieving your goals. It is crucially important that you do not skip this step or treat it lightly.

A coach can provide a 50,000 foot view; meaning they can look from the top down and see where your strengths and weaknesses lie. They are able to listen to your language when you speak, view your body language, and study your performance through a program. An outstanding coach will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.

Sometimes hearing the truth can be a little bit of a stinger. We all at some point in our life hear the truths that knock us down, but an outstanding coach will teach you how to utilize that truth to your advantage. They will show you strategies on how to turn your life around and recapture your health.

That is what Breakthroughs To Fitness prides itself on here on Long Island. We assist our clients incorporate health strategies and life strategies into their life so they are equipped with tools to create lasting change. Some only require a coach for different segments or timeframes of their life. Others require them for a consistent long period of time until they can have their BREAKTHROUGH!

Whether you live in the area or not, we can assist you in having that breakthrough so you can transform your body in record time. For those in the area, we will grant a free consultation with one of our coaches by visiting the link below:

Free Consultation with a B2F Coach

If you do not live in the area, you can sign up for a free consult via the phone with our Breakthrough Specialist, Rahsheen Slaughter. Simply call 516-203-4534 to schedule your consultation. You will be amazed on the results you can achieve just by being guided by a voice. Candee was able to lose 17lb and created great breakthroughs in 90 days. Would you like results like that?

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Long Island Personal Training and Nutritional Education

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How To Create A 2009 Breakthrough And Have A Kick @ss Year!

Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Long Island Health News, Tips and Strategies on January 1st, 2009 by Greg


It’s finally here!

The time of year everyone waits for to recreate their lives and step up to the plate.

Our Breakthrough tip for the 2009 start is to never look back. Constantly reframe your mind to act and think in the present and always moving forward. The minute you look back at 2008, you will question the goals you didn’t accomplish and it will discourage you from moving forward.

What you do today is what counts. Not what you did yesterday.

So let’s make it a fantastic year together and create amazing results.

For those who are local in the Long Island area, we have a way for you to truly receive an accurate measurement of your metabolism. For those outside of our area, seek out a professional to perform the test we have below in our video.





If you truly want to succeed watch the video below of Coach Rahz performing the metabolic fingerprint test. It’s a measurement that everyone should have taken once a month going forward in 2009 (unless you want to keep guessing)

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness
Long Island’s #1 Personal Training and Wellness Company

P.S. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Stay tuned for many great things Breakthroughs To Fitness will be offering to ensure you have the healthiest and best year ever.

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A Breakthrough in Connecticut

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24th, 2008 by Greg

Christmas eve has ended, and I am lying in bed reflecting on the day before it’s ligts out.

It was a great day spending time with the in laws for the first time here in Connecticut. I am very happy to have them in my life because of the values and family support they offer.

But the breakthrough occured before we even left brooklyn this morning.

My sister is getting married and has been struggling with the fact that her wedding is 9 months away and she has not been in the gym since we last trained a few weeks ago.

People tend to freak out when events like this occur. They feel so overwhelmed that no matter how much time they have, it’s never enough.

That’s a limiting belief that many require to drop. Freaking out and complaining about the situation will only make it worse and in the end you will be further away then where you started.

Here are the tips I gave jeanne to release her tension on

1. Cut the crap and focus on the end result. Stop worrying where you are and visualize where you want to be.
2. When you have a vision, write down goals you want to hit and break them down into smaller segments. Measure results at end of each month.
3. Stop making excuses why you aren’t going to the gym and eating healthy. Just accept you haven’t done what is necessary and move on.

Sometimes you have to be blunt and straight with people. Tell them what they need to hear and not what they want to hear.

So my objective, since it will be hard to physically coach her since distance, is to support her via phone and email to empower to complete small tasks.

I will keep you posted in how well she does with breakthrough methods via electronic means.

Do we all require a coach to physically be by our sides to accomplish great things, or is it possible to be great with mentoring skills via electronic means?

Dedicated to your results,

Greg Kalafatic

P.S. What breakthroughs did you have this week or month? What’s your vision for your health for 2009?

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Breakthrough Competition, Long Island Personal Trainer-Day 10 First Poses

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10th, 2008 by Greg

Today is December 10th, 2008 and this is the 10th day into the Breakthrough Bodybuilding Competition.

Coach Greg is marking his progress and going through his first poses (he has no clue of how to pose yet :) )

Although this is Coach Greg’s first time, you will truly see a huge difference from today’s date up to June 6th, 2009. Progress takes patience and dedication. It’s not about instant gratification.

Take a look at the video below for Coach’s Greg first posing video:

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness

P.S. To learn the techniques and strategies coach rahz and greg use to drop body fat, visit

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Breakthrough Bodybuilding-Day 8 Coach Greg Cooks Meals For The Week

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9th, 2008 by Greg

December 8th marked the 8th day for the Breakthroughs Bodybuilding Competition coming up on June 6th, 2009.

Coach Greg takes you through his kitchen as he preps and cooks his meals for the week.

See the types of foods, supplements, and cooking ware that makes a successful new body transformation.

Without a plan of attack, you will absolutely fail. Take the extra few minutes to plan out your week. This took Coach Greg about 85 minutes to prepare for 5 days worth of food.

Watch the video below for the amount of food that was prepared for the week. It will amaze you how much you can prepare in less then 85 minutes:

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness

P.S. if you haven’t checked out what are you waiting for! You can follow the same strategies we use. Learn what it takes to transform your body

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Breakthrough Bodybuilding-Day 1 Grocery Shopping

Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Nutrition on December 9th, 2008 by Greg

December 1st, 2008 marks the day that Coach Rahz and Coach Greg prep for their body building competition on June 6th, 2009.

This will be coach Rahz’s 3rd competition and Coach Greg’s 1st.

We understand that bodybuilding is not for everyone nor do some people have any interest in training like one.

That’s not the point with these videos.

The point is to show you:

A) We practice what we preach by setting goals, facing challenges, expanding our comfort zones, and making no excuses

B) Some techniques you can use in your lifestyle when it comes to intensity, grocery shopping, cooking, etc

C) Anyone can accomplish any goal that they set their mind too

Take a look at day 1 of the coaches at the grocery store:

Any questions on what you would like to learn or see done by one of the breakthroughs coaches, type them in the comments section or email us at

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness

P.S. Join us for a new body transformation. Visit New Body Workshop to follow the strategies we will be using for our competition. What competitions will you join in 2009? Can be any activity you enjoy.

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Breakthrough Technology Hits North Shore, Long Island

Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Fitness Indusrty News, Long Island Health News on December 7th, 2008 by Greg

What if all the guess work was taken out of the equation?

What if the missing link to reaching your fitness goals was one number?

What if you could have access to that number without having to thousands of dollars for hospital equipment?

Until recently, there was no convenient or affordable way to measure your metabolism. Breakthroughs To Fitness can now easily and quickly determine an individuals metabolic rate with a simple breath test that can be administered in 10 minutes or less.

The Breakthrough technology that is hitting the North Shore Long Island is the BodyGem!

This portable equipment allows Breakthroughs To Fitness several benefits:

  • We are able to transport equipment easily into homes, facilities, hospitals, or health professional’s offices to perform the BodyGem test.
  • We are now able to give clients accurate counts on their RMR (resting metabolic rate) instead of using math formulas that do not account for different variables within the body and environment.
  • We are able to assist dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, and hospitals with this technology to increase the value for patients and to educate them on their caloric needs

Why would someone want their metabolism measured?

A metabolic measurement will determine how many calories your body needs to meet your goals. Specifically, a BodyGem measurement might be right for you if you are

  • Trying to lose weight
  • Trying to maintain weight
  • Interested in improving overall health and fitness
  • Looking to add additional lean muscle tissue without sacrificing some along the way
  • Diagnosed with diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, or other weight-related conditions

So as you can see, this measurement is key for everybody. Understanding where your RMR is each month will make it that much easier to reach your goals instead of just guessing. At the same time, as your RMR increases, it is a sign that your health and conditioning is increasing as well.

Most times we severely underestimate or overestimate our caloric intake, yet we feel we are on track. However, majority of people plateau and do not understand why. This is why it is crucial to see whether your RMR is increasing or decreasing each month.

Here at breakthroughs, we are extremely excited to be able to offer this measurement exclusively on Long Island.

Want to truly give a gift of life for the holidays?

Buy a gift certificate for your loved ones. It will change their health dramatically. Not only will they receive their RMR, they will receive expert guidance from a B2F Coach to create the results they deserve in 2009.

Better yet, you deserve one as well. Treat yourself to this gift. This measurement is better then material gift you will receive. Breakthroughs To Fitness will put a stamp of approval on this breakthrough technology.

To receive your gift certificate, simply call the office at 516-203-4534 or you can email us at We would be more then happy to discuss more detail behind this measurement.

As always though, we are here to educate, empower, and inspire individuals to create the bodies and health they deserve. Therefore, we will keep posting on the importance of metabolism and the factors that play a role within your body’s chemistry set.

Metabolism is such a crucial part of your life when it comes to seriously reaching your goals. Are you prepared to do what it takes to make 2009 your best year ever?

We know we are.

“Make no small plans for 2009 for they have no power to stir the soul”

– Coach Rahz, Breakthrough Specialist

Dedicated to your results,

Coach Rahz and Greg

P.S. Have you reached any of your goals for 2008? We would love to hear what you have accomplished so far

P.S.S. Have you set your goals for 2009? Post some of your goals on the blog so we can assist you in reaching them

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Brooklyn Is Exposed To A Breakthrough Experience

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3rd, 2008 by Greg

Breakthroughs To Fitness visited Brooklyn, New York on Thanksgiving Eve to reveal their effective training systems to a Brooklyn resident.

After 25 years, Breakthroughs Coach Greg gets a chance to coach his sister Jeanne Kalafatic.

“It was an amazing experience, because after all these years, I finally got a chance to improve my sister’s life with one simple meeting. She truly enjoyed the coaching session and immediately after realized the a difference in how she felt. She made mention the difference between our coaching style and systems versus the average trainer. It solidifies that Breakthroughs in on the right track in creating a higher quality of service” says Greg

As a company, we want to be as transparent as possible, so we do our best to capture as many live experiences as we can. See for yourself in what Jeanne Kalafatic has to say about what she experienced with Coach Greg:

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs To Fitness

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Great Breakthrough Quotes…

Posted in Inspiration, Motivational on November 22nd, 2008 by Greg

Breakthroughs To Fitness Top 5 Best Breakthrough Quotes

Let the Breakthrough Specialist assist you in clearing the fog and taking action on your dreams.

Let the Breakthrough Specialist assist you in clearing the fog and taking action on your dreams.

  1. If you think you are beaten…you are! If you think you dare not…you don’t

If you like to win but think you can’t, it almost certain you won’t
If think you will lose you’ve lost for out in the world you find…success begins with the man who knows: IT ALL IN YOUR STATE OF

2. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “To give anything but your best is to sacrifice the Gift.” Steve Prefontane

4. You Can’t Climb The Ladder of Success, Dressed In the Clothes of Failure.

5. “The Greatest Revenge is Massive Success” Sly Stone “Rocky”

-”In the game of life when you got a shot on Goal, Take it!”

As always Bwell because you Deserve to Be Fit

The Breakthrough Specialist–Rahsheen Slaughter

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Breakthrough The Cold Weather

Posted in Inspiration, Uncategorized on November 19th, 2008 by Greg

I learned a valuable lesson the other day. I was listening to a CD that talked about the psychology of asking. Within the CD the author asked “how many people’s lives did you add value to today?”

When I finished up with a client in the mid afternoon, I noticed a homeless woman pushing a shopping cart up a steep hill collecting bottles in freezing weather.

It didn’t phase me until I got into my car and heard the same CD. I remembered the question “how many lives did you add value to today?”

I shook my head and said aloud “Not Enough.” So I went to the local gas station and bought a cup of coffee and bagel with butter. I also noticed 1 glove in my car that I haven’t worn for a few years that was still in great shape. Unfortunately I only had one :( .

When I approached the woman with these items, her face lit up with such joy and it put a smile on my face. I knew then that I just added value to someone’s life.

Now everyday, I think to myself how can I add value to more people on a daily basis whether within my career of coaching or in general life.

This post has nothing to do with fitness or nutrition. It has to do with VALUE. How much value can we give to people all around? I’m talking year round, not just during the holidays.

Leave your comments below to these questions:

How can Breakthroughs To Fitness add value to your life?

What value will you bring to others around you?

Any stories, events, or comments you have that involve bringing value into other’s lives leave in the comment box by clicking on the title of the post. We would love to hear your input.


Dedicated to your results,


Greg Kalafatic

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